Storms bring heavy rain, street flooding

Flooding over Plainfield Avenue in Plainfield Township. (July 13, 2014)
Flooding over Plainfield Avenue in Plainfield Township. (July 13, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A line of storms blew through overnight Sunday, bringing heavy rain, high winds and vivid lightning.

Spotters reported more than 2 inches of rain with the storms near Norton Shores in Muskegon County and Spring Lake in Ottawa County as of 1 a.m.  Another spotter reported pea-sized hail south of Hudsonville.
The heavy rain did cause localized flooding in the region.
Around 1:30 a.m., there was a report of a vehicle stalled out on Plainfield Avenue north of I-96 in Plainfield Township. The driver tried to drive through water that was over the road and needed to be towed away.
The water has gone down and the road is back open.
There was a wind gust of nearly 40 mph shortly after 2 a.m. at the WOOD TV8 studios near downtown Grand Rapids.
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